Vita

Acrobat PDF File printer_32Per L. Bylund, Ph.D.
School of Entrepreneurship
Spears School of Business
Oklahoma State University
217 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011

Positions

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise, School of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University. 2015-

Previous Positions

John F. Baugh Center Research Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University. 2013-2015

Adjunct Professor, Management Department, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri. 2012-2013.

Postdoctoral research fellow in economics and entrepreneurship, Mises Institute. 2012.

Education

Ph.D.Applied EconomicsUniversity of Missouri, July 2012. Dissertation Title: “Specialization and the Firm.” Advisor: Peter G. Klein.

M.A.Political Science. Lund University, Sweden, June 2005. Thesis title: “Man and Matter: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Justification of Ownership in Land from the Basis of Self-Ownership.” (Published.) Advisor: Mats Sjölin.

M.S.Informatics. Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, June 1999. Thesis title: “Micro Payments on the Internet: Criteria for Micro Payment Systems.” (Won BEST scholarship.) Advisor: Carita Åbom.

B.Sc.Business Administration. Jönköping International Business School, March 1998. Thesis title: “Timeliness in Financial Reporting: A Case Study of Two Manufacturing Companies Listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.” Advisor: Carita Åbom. (Majors: corporate finance, accounting).

Research

Refereed Publications

Packard M, Bylund PL. forthcoming. “On the Relationship of Inequality and Entrepreneurship.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Bylund PL, Manish GP. 2017. “Private Property and Economic Calculation: A Reply to Andy Denis.” Review of Political Economy 29(3): 414-431.

Bylund PL, McCaffrey M. 2017. “A Theory of Entrepreneurship and Institutional Uncertainty.” Journal of Business Venturing 32(5): 461-475.

Bylund PL, Manish GP. 2016. “The Mises-Knight Theory of Uncertainty and its Implications for Entrepreneurship, Equilibrium and the Theory of the Firm.” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 34B: 305-336.

Wood MS, Bylund PL, Bradley, SW. 2016. “The Influence of Tax and Regulatory Policies on Entrepreneurs’ Opportunity Evaluation Decisions.” Management Decision 54(5): 1160-1182.

Bylund PL. 2015. “Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs, and the Integration Process.” Managerial and Decision Economics 36(4): 221-238. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2015. “Signifying Williamson’s Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization.Journal of Management Studies 52(1): 148-174. [SSRN]

Klein PG, Bylund PL. 2014. “The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research.” Review of Austrian Economics 27(3): 259-279. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2014. “Ronald Coase’s ‘Nature of the Firm’ and the Argument for Economic Planning.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 36(3): 305-329. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2011. “Division of Labor and the Firm: An Austrian Attempt at Explaining the Firm in the Market.” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 14(2): 188-215. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2010. “Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization.” Review of Austrian Economics 23(3): 299-305. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2008. “Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics.” Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics X(2): 236-247. [SSRN]

Books

Bylund PL. 2016. The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives. Lanham, MA: Lexington Books.

Bylund PL. 2016. The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Bylund PL, Howden D (eds). 2015. The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno. Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Alexandersson H, Bylund PL (eds). 2002. Sådan är kapitalismen! Stockholm: Frihetsfrontens förlag.

Editor, Austrian Economics book series, Agenda Publishing.

Book Chapters

Bylund PL. forthcoming. “The Management Problem of Socialism: Cost at the Expense of Value.” In McCaffrey M, The Economic Theory of Costs: Foundations and New Directions. Routledge.

Bylund PL. 2016. “What the entrepreneurial problem reveals about Keynesian macroeconomics.” In Kates S, What’s Wrong with Keynesian Economic Theory?, pp. 26-43. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Bylund PL. 2015. “The Realm of Entrepreneurship in the Market: Capital Theory, Production, and Change.” In Bylund PL, Howden D, The Next Generation in Austrian Economics: Essays In Honor of Joseph T. Salerno, pp. 89-104. Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2015. “Därför kan offentlig sektor inte fungera.” In Eriksson M, Ydstedt A (eds.), Svensk Tidskrift Årsbok 2013 och 2014, pp. 104-118. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Bylund PL. 2014. “The Firm and the Authority Relation.” In Nell GL (ed.), Austrian Theory and Economic Organization: Reaching Beyond Free Market Boundaries, pp. 97-120. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2014. “Toward a Framework for Behavioral Strategy: What We Can Learn from Austrian Economics.” In Das TK (ed.), Behavioral Strategy: Emerging Perspectives, pp. 205-232. Information Age Publishing. [SSRN]

Bylund PL, Holbrook CM, Klein PG. 2014. “‘They Have the Internet on Computers Now?’ Entrepreneurship and Economics in The Simpsons.” In Hall JC (ed.) Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics, pp. 61-69. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2013. “Löntagarfonderna och ägandet av produktionsmedlen.” In Eriksson M (ed.) Sista försöket att socialisera Sverige? 30 år efter löntagarfondsstriden, pp. 37-44. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Bylund PL. 2013. “Vi behöver nationalekonomin.” In Ydstedt A (ed.) Svensk Tidskrift Årsbok 2012, pp. 79-84. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Foss NJ, Klein PG, Bylund PL. 2012. “Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm.” In Hjorth D (ed.) Handbook of Organisational Entrepreneurship, pp. 49-63. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. [SSRN]

Book Reviews

Review of Taylor MZ, The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology (2016). 2017. Public Choice, 170(3): 327-329.

Review of Bergh A, Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State (2014). 2015. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 8(1): 75-81.

Review of Westeren KI (Ed.)Foundations Of The Knowledge Economy: Innovation, Learning and Clusters (2012). 2014. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 3(1): 177-179.

Review of Lewin PCapital in Disequilibrium: The Role of Capital in a Changing World (2012). 2013. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 15(3): 375-382.

Review of Leeson PTThe Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates (2009). 2011. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 80(1): 260-262.

Review of Yunus MCreating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (2007), (with M. P. Mondelli). 2009. Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development. 1(3): 125-127.

Translated Works

Wicksell K. 2011. Knut Wicksell’s Tribute to Menger. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 14(4): 462-470.

Conference Presentations

“The Firm vs. the Market: Dehomogenizing the Transaction Cost Theories of Coase and Williamson.” Paper presented at the Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. September 2017.

“Entrepreneurial Judgment in Frank Knight and Ludwig von Mises.” Paper presented at the History of Economics Society‘s meeting, Toronto, ON. June 2017.

“Effectuation and the Logic of Action: A Praxeological Assessment of Effectuation Theory.” Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Oklahoma City, OK. June 2017.

“Entrepreneurship as Production.” Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting, Washington, DC. November 2016.

“Entrepreneurship as Production.” Paper presented at the Intersection of Science, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation conference, School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM), ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, PRC. October 2016.

“Boundaries of Uncertainty-Bearing: A New Institutional Approach.” Paper presented at the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) Conference 2016, Boston, MA. September 2016.

“Teaching Free Market Thinking and Market-based Management.” Workshop discussant at the Academy of Management meeting, Anaheim CA. August 2016.

“Economic Calculation and Several Property.” Paper presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn AL. March 2016.

The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm.” Book presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn AL. March 2016.

“The Firm vs. the Market: The Transaction Cost Theories of Coase and Williamson Dehomogenized.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Vancouver BC. August 2015.

“An Institutional Approach to Political Uncertainty in Entrepreneurial Decision-Making.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Vancouver BC. August 2015.

“The Austrian School of Strategy: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Vancouver BC. August 2015.

“What Does Entrepreneurship have to do with Economic Growth?” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Vancouver BC. August 2015.

“Does Entrepreneurship Facilitate more Entrepreneurship?” Paper presented at the Philosophy of Management conference, Oxford, UK. July 2015.

“Entrepreneurs and Regime Uncertainty: A New Institutional Approach.” Paper presented at the Politicization of Firms Workshop, Crécy la Chapelle, France. May 2015.

“The Firm vs. the Market: Dehomogenizing the Transaction Cost Theories of Coase and Williamson.” Paper presented at the School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. April 2015.

“The Firm vs. the Market: Dehomogenizing the Transaction Cost Theories of Coase and Williamson.” Paper presented at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping, Sweden. April 2015.

“Where Do Factor Markets Come From? Toward A Resource-Based Theory of the Entrepreneurial Firm.” Paper presented at the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) Symposium 2015, Lugano, Switzerland. April 2015.

“Entrepreneurs and Regime Uncertainty: A New Institutional Approach.” Paper presented at the Prague Conference on Political Economy, Prague, Czech Republic. April 2015.

“The Firm vs. the Market: Dehomogenizing the Transaction Cost Theories of Coase and Williamson.” Paper presented at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí Nad Labem, Czech Republic. April 2015.

“Where Do Factor Markets Come From? Toward A Resource-Based Theory of the Entrepreneurial Firm.” Paper presented at the University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. April 2015.

“Delineating the Entrepreneurial Problem.” Paper presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn AL. March 2015.

“Implications of Discovery and Creation: How Entrepreneurial Opportunities Relate to the Market Process.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Philadelphia PA. August 2014.

“Firm Emergence in a Thick Market: the Boundaries and Management of Voluntary Organization.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Philadelphia PA. August 2014.

“Does Entrepreneurship Facilitate More Entrepreneurship?” Paper presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2014.

“Implications of Discovery and Creation: How entrepreneurial Opportunities Relate to the Market Process.” Paper presented at AOM Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference, Keystone CO, March 2014.

“Where do Factor Markets Come From? Toward a Resource-Based Theory of the Entrepreneurial Firm.” Paper presented at AOM Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference, Keystone CO, March 2014.

“The Firm: Heterogenizing Heterogeneous Resources.” Paper presented at the 1st Management Theory Conference, San Francisco CA, October 2013.

“The ‘Austrian’ School of Strategy: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Orlando FL, August 2013.

“The Firm: Heterogenizing Heterogeneous Resources.” Paper presented at the Midwest Strategy Meeting, Champaign IL, July 2013.

“The Firm: Heterogenizing Heterogeneous Resources.” Paper presented at the Journal of Management Studies Workshop, Denver CO, April 2013.

“The ‘Austrian’ School of Strategy: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead.” Paper presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn AL, March 2013.

“Can Entrepreneurs Cope with Regime Uncertainty? Insight from New Institutional Economics.” Paper presented at the Ratio Institute Colloquium for Young Social Scientists, Stockholm, Sweden. August 2012.

“Simulating the Role of Specialization at the Firm/Market Boundary.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Boston, MA. August, 2012.

“Ronald Coase’s Nature of the Firm and the Socialist Calculation Debate.” Paper presented at the History of Economics Society meeting, St. Catharines, Ontario. June, 2012.

“Simulating the Role of Specialization at the Firm/Market Boundary.” Paper presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, April 2012.

“The Economic Case for Integration.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2012.

“Simulating the Role of Specialization at the Firm/Market Boundary.” Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting, Washington DC. November, 2011.

“The Firm as an Island of Specialization.” Paper presented at the Multi- and Micro-Level Issues in Strategic Entrepreneurship conference, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen. October, 2011.

“The Coasean and Williamsonian Transaction Cost Theories of Organization: A Critical Analysis from a Specialization Perspective.” Paper poster presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. July, 2011.

“Transaction Cost Theories of Economic Organization Dehomogenized: a Specialization-Based Approach.” Paper presented at the History of Economics Society meeting, Notre Dame. June, 2011.

“The Firm and Strategic Factor Markets: An Austrian Approach.” Professional development workshop paper at the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, Atlanta, GA. May, 2011.

“The Firm as Extra-Market Specialization.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2011.

“The Firm and Strategic Factor Markets: the Role of the Firm in the Creation of Factor Markets.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2011.

“The Firm and Strategic Factor Markets: the Role of the Firm in the Creation of Factor Markets.” Paper presented at the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City, PA. February, 2011.

“The Firm as Extra-Market Specialization. Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting, Atlanta, GA. November, 2010.

“Causal-Realist Answers to the Coasean Question. Or: Traveling Back to the Future with Durkheim.” Paper presented at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2009.

“Piracy, Inc: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization.” Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association meeting, San Antonio, TX. November, 2009.

“The Theory of the Firm: Coasean Misconceptions and Austrian Solutions.” Paper presented at the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City, PA. October, 2009.

Teaching

Oklahoma State University, 2015-

Austrian Economics: Theory and History (graduate), fall 2017
Austrian Economics: Theory and History (undergraduate), fall 2017

The Entrepreneur: Hero or Villain (graduate), fall 2016
The Entrepreneur: Hero or Villain (undergraduate), fall 2017, spring 2017, fall 2016, spring 2016
The Entrepreneur: Hero or Villain (online), fall 2016

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior, fall 2016

Applied Research Practicum, Spears School Executive PhD program, fall/summer/spring 2016

Economic Freedom of the World (undergraduate), spring 2016

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (undergraduate), fall 2015

Free Enterprise (undergraduate), fall 2015

The Eighth NEU Summer Camp of International Economics and Management Scholars, North Eastern University, Shenyang, China 2017

Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, summer 2017

The Entrepreneur as a Hero and as a Villain, summer 2017

Destructive Effects of Regulations (the Unrealized), summer 2017

University of Missouri, 2010-2013

Strategic Management (undergraduate), spring 2013

Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Operations (undergraduate), spring 2013, fall 2012

The Entrepreneurial Process (undergraduate), spring 2013, fall 2012

Intermediate Price Theory, Spring 2010

Training and Other Teaching Experience

Participated in a three-day teaching workshop (Institute for Humane Studies), Washington DC, 2011.

Advanced Graduate Teaching Skill Development Program, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri, 2008-2010.

Graduate teaching assistant, AE3286 Economics of Managerial Decision Making, Fall 2009

Graduate teaching assistant, AE1041 Applied Microeconomics, Fall 2009

English Teacher, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004

Chief Competency Officer and internal educator at WOCHB. Westergren och Boman 2001-2003.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

Research grant (co-PI), Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise, Oklahoma State University. $4,000.

Best reviewer, Academy of Management meeting, ENT section, 2016.

Outstanding Entrepreneurial Scholar, School of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University, 2016.

Lawrence W. Fertig Prize, awarded “for the scholarly article published during 2014 that best advances economic science in the Austrian tradition,” Mises Institute, 2015.

Research grant (co-PI), Baylor University Research Committee and the Vice Provost for Research. $4,500.

Outstanding reviewer, Academy of Management meeting, ENT section, 2014.

Outstanding reviewer, Academy of Management meeting, BPS section, 2013.

Founding Scholar, Entrepreneurship Research Society, 2013.

Warren and Sylvia Samuels Young Scholars Award, History of Economics Society, 2012.

John Bies International Travel Scholarship, Graduate School, University of Missouri, 2012.

Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute of Humane Studies: B. Marcus Fellow 2011-2012; Dan Searle Fellow 2010-2011; Thomas C. & Irene W. Graham Fellow 2009-2010; Cortopassi Fellow 2008-2009.

HES Young Scholar, Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Program, History of Economics Society, 2011.

Albert R. Hagan Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural Economics, awarded “the top graduate student in the department,” Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri, April 11, 2011.

Superior Graduate Student Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Dept of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Graduate Student Association, University of Missouri, 2010; 2009.

Frank Miller Graduate Student Award, for “leadership provided to graduate students in the department and to the agricultural economics graduate program,” Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri, December 4, 2009.

Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Paper Contest, 2nd place, Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City PA, October 30-31, 2009.

Margaret Rowley Fellowship, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009.

Scholarship, Tekn. Dr. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Internationellt Industriellt Företagande (The Dr. Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Advanced Education in International Industrial Entrepreneurship), 2008-2011.

Fellow, Preparing Future Faculty program, University of Missouri, 2008-2009.

BEST scholarship, JUSEK and VSJ, for best informatics/information science thesis in Sweden, 1999.

Service

Associate editor – Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. Jul 2016; Book review editor Sep 2015-Jul 2016

Editorial Review Board – Journal of Management Studies, Nov 2013-; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Sep 2014-; Academy of Management Review, April 2017-; Journal of Business Venturing, Jun 2017-.

Consulting editor – Cosmos+Taxis, May 2017-.

Ad hoc referee – Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Review of Austrian Economics.

Member, AOM Entrepreneurship Division Research Committee. Jan 2017-.

Conferences

Academy of Management meeting; Discussant 2017; 2016; 2014; PDW Organizer 2015; Reviewer Business Policy and Strategy division, 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011. Reviewer Entrepreneurship division 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013.

Austrian Economics Research Conference; Session organizer & chair “Austrian Economics in Contemporary Management and Entrepreneurship Research” 2014.

Affiliated Positions

Research Fellow, McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Missouri, Columbia MO. 2008-

Associated Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn AL. 2013-

Associate Fellow, Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 2012-

Research fellow, Business Research and Information Development Group (BRIDG), Columbia MO. 2007.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management, since 2010.

Strategic Management Society, since 2011.

American Economic Association, since 2010.

International Society for New Institutional Economics, since 2008.

History of Economics Society, since 2011.

Nationalekonomiska föreningen, since 2014.

Invited Speaker

Entrepreneurship and the Market Economy, Freedom in an UnFree World (European Students for Liberty), Stockholm, Sweden. 30 September, 2017.

The Unrealized: Why Even Libertarians Do Not Recognize the Destructive Effect of Regulations, World Conference (Liberty International), Fajardo, Puerto Rico. 9 August, 2017.

Public Goods Don’t Matter, Seminar on Globalization and Open Market (IAPP-CIPA), Beijing, China. 13 July, 2017.

There Are Never Guarantees: Entrepreneurship and Healthcare, Book Salon: The Constitution of Liberty (Unirule), Beijing, China. 12 July, 2017.

Murray N. Rothbard Lecture, Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn, AL. March, 2017.

What Makes a Free Society? Bubb.la, Stockholm, Sweden. 14 September, 2016.

2015 Regional Conference Oklahoma, Students for Liberty, Norman, OK. 14 November, 2015.

Other Professional Experience

Entrepreneurship

Founder and co-founder of four small business start-up companies between 1993 and 2005:

Beauty by Nature, 1993-1994.

CD-Spratten (with V. Eichenholz), 1994-1996.

Aparadigmal.com, 2003-2006.

New Chapter Content Services (with S. C. Bylund), 2004-2006.

Consultancy and Freelance Projects

Various research projects, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, 2012-.

Literature and policy review, University of Missouri, Office of Economic Development. 2013.

Literature review, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. 2013.

Non-Academic Employment

Manager of IT and Development, nordengren ett, Malmö, Sweden. 2006-2007.

Business Analyst, Guide Konsult, Malmö, Sweden. 2005-2006.

Communications Expert, William’s English Services, Taipei, Republic of China. 2004.

Business and IT Consultant, WOCHB. Westergren och Boman, Stockholm, Sweden. 2000-2003.

Business Process Technology Consultant, Datastrategi / Mogul.com, Stockholm, Sweden. 1999-2000.